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Taylor Parks Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 458 students

 

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Posted November 1, 2012

This school does not challenge the students and allows them to do only the minimal. My child was receiving 2's on his report card in reading and writing and was chosen as student of the month. Taylor Parks state that the student of the month is based on a child performing their personal best. I can tell you that my son was NOT doing his personal best in reading and writing. We were trying to motivate him at home but felt the school was not motivating him to strive and reach higher goals. As parents, we had to tutor him in these areas and he was able to bring his grades up to a 4 in these areas. My son is a bright kid but was not given the skills or motivation needed to thrive. It is sad because children who graduate from Taylor schools will not have learned the skills needed for college or their future. I see a lot of dittos coming home and hardly any creative/engaging lessons being taught. Teachers at Taylor schools are teaching in very old fashioned, traditional ways and not engaging the students. I laugh at the No Child Left Behind Act because Taylor schools is failing their students in many ways and letting them fall behind. Hence our move to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

This school is not a very good learning environment. Mt 4th grade daughter was bullied physically and emotionally, and I told the principal and teacher, the girls parents were contacted and no punishment was forced down on her. I would highly reccomend another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Strides in successfull learning~ My second grader has learned to read, discipline and that all children are unique and special. The world is not perfect & neither is Taylor, but it is teaching my child to be a dedicated learner and how to befriend those that are different from her and those like her. The school is contantly throwing parties to stimulate the economy & grow parent teacher involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Considering the MEAP scores are very low, I'm paying for tutoring, and the school never asks how to improve I am very disappointed at how they are allocating the tax payers money and their ability to teach children.
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Posted March 26, 2008

I think Taylor Parks is a very good school.
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Posted January 4, 2008

My daughter is in kindergarten at Taylor Parks. She has 29 classmates. The other two kindergarten classes are the same size. I believe that is way to high for kids starting out. Saftety could also be a lot better. The younger kids should be lined up in the back of the school with the parents coming to get them, instead of letting them run out of the front doors.
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Posted September 7, 2006

I believe that Taylor Parks Elementary is a wonderful school. I transferred my son to Taylor Parks after having problems learning in his previous school. My son who is a first grader there has learned so much accademically and socialy. The parent involement is not that high, I think that more parents should get involved in their childs activities. The teachers are good to, when they have a problem with a child they disscuss it with the parents and find a way to solve it.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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33%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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51%

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34%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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34%

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42%

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37%

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37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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45%

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54%

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56%

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56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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38%

2013

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
2%

2011

 
 
4%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 69%
Hispanic 9% 6%
African-American 6% 18%
Multiracial 4% 2%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Diane Downie
Fax number
  • (313) 388-0655

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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20614 Pinecrest St
Taylor, MI 48180
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